GR 56 - Malmedy / Robertville

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GR56 – Malmedy / Robertville

Long Distance Hiking · Waimes
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  • Panorama Malmedy
    / Panorama Malmedy
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  • / Place Albert Ier Malmedy
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  • / Chateau de Reinhardstein
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  • / See von Robertville
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  • / Nez de Napoléon
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  • / Calvaire de Malmedy
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This short stage on the hiking trail GR56 takes you via the 'Warche variant'. From Malmedy, the well made trail proceeds constantly upstream.
moderate
9.8 km
3:05 h
297 m
122 m

Through the archway next to the Taverne St. Pierre on the Place Albert 1er in Malmedy, this tour starts in a fairly spectacular way. It goes up on to the Kalvarienberg, with the climb demanding quite a bit of effort from your legs. Compensation comes in the form of an outstanding view out over the town.

Then on via Chaudes, down into the Warche valley. With this view over the beautiful Warche valley you follow a small hiking trail which winds its way along, sometimes up and sometimes downhill. Some fitness is called for here too. The only constant is the Warche itself, always in view.

After that, you come to the rock formation 'Nez de Napoléon' (Napoleon's Nose), and a little later the majestic Burg Reinhardstein comes into view. N.B.: If you want to visit the castle you need to follow the trail further into the valley, as otherwise you remain on the 'Warche variant', which takes you to the hikers' car-park by the dam wall of the lake at Robertville.

Author’s recommendation

Burg Reinhardstein – guided tours possible at weekends and on public holidays. There is also a small restaurant with regional products and tasty beer.
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Updated: October 27, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
519 m
Lowest point
340 m
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Rest Stop

Hotel-Restaurant Albert 1er
Hotel-Restaurant L'Esprit Sain
Hotel Restaurant Albert 1er
Restaurant La Chaumière du Lac

Safety information

No special safety instructions. Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Tips, hints and links

East Belgium Tourist Agency 

Hauptstraße 54

4780 St.Vith

Tel. +32 80 22 76 64

www.ostbelgien.eu  

info@ostbelgien.eu  

Start

Malmedy - Place Albert Premier. GPS launch coordinates 50.425433,6.029236 (339 m)
Coordinates:
DD
50.425470, 6.029282
DMS
50°25'31.7"N 6°01'45.4"E
UTM
32U 288999 5590156
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Destination

Robertville Dam. GPS coordinates 50.451979,6.108500

Turn-by-turn directions

MALMEDY - The Place Albert I is the centre of Malmedy. Here you will find a whole range of accommodation, restaurants and shops. To the right of us in house 29a is the House of Tourism (Maison de Tourisme) the East Belgium Tourism Agency TAO. There you will find all the information the hiker needs, hiking guides, hiking maps etc.

Today we continue our hike on the GR56 and choose the Warche variant. The Warche, which accompanied us on the previous stage, comes from a spring area between Hünningen and Losheimergraben. We will follow the Warche continuously upstream on the next stages.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train: www.belgianrail.be 

By bus: www.infotec.be 

Getting there

Please use the route planner.

Parking

Malmedy - Place Albert Premier, Robertville - Dam

Coordinates

DD
50.425470, 6.029282
DMS
50°25'31.7"N 6°01'45.4"E
UTM
32U 288999 5590156
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

" On GR-Ways through East Belgium " - Free brochures > www.ostbelgien.eu

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map at the foot of the High Fens- - IGN - 1:25.000 / www.ostbelgien.eu - Webshop

Equipment

Hiking boots recommended.

Similar routes nearby

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  • GR56 – Malmedy / Bütgenbach
  • GR56 – Ligneuville / Amel
  • GR 56 - Etappe Schloss Reinhardstein - Botrange
  • GR 56 - Etappe Robertville / Bütgenbach
  • GR56 – Robertville / Bütgenbach
  • GR 56 - Etappe Botrange / Malmedy
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.8 km
Duration
3:05h
Ascent
297 m
Descent
122 m
Multi-stage route Point-to-point

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